American Civil War Armies: State Troops by Philip Katcher

By Philip Katcher

The conflict among the States' is the time period used for the yank Civil struggle all through a lot of the South even at the present time. Many on either side – not only the South – felt that they have been serving their states as a lot, if no more, than their vital governments. a few of the states agreed; the nation governments elevating their very own devices, commissioning their officials, and delivering their males. certainly, a number of the devices that fought the Civil conflict have been provided largely by means of their very own states instead of through the principal government's quartermasters. Philip Katcher's attention-grabbing textual content explores the uniforms of 32 states; from Alabama to Wisconsin.

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World War II German Police Units by Gordon Williamson

By Gordon Williamson

The wartime Police have been headed via Himmler as leader of the SS; and in the course of the occupied international locations the nearby SS commanders have been in particular termed 'Higher SS and Police Leaders'. Hitler's police used to be no longer a unmarried provider, yet an enormous equipment which incorporated many designated different types starting from traditional felony detectives, and municipal and rural police to strive against battalions despatched to Russia, and from border and customs police to important railway and waterway departments, fireplace brigades and emergency engineer squads, or even a colonial carrier for North Africa. the writer explains the origins, the complicated association and the actual tasks of the various assorted police branches that shaped the sort of severe a part of the Nazi gear and ensured that keep an eye on was once maintained within Hitler's castle Europe. His painstaking learn has unearthed attention-grabbing new information regarding the German police providers and their many various uniforms and insignia, that are recreated within the meticulously certain colour art.

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Napoleon's German Allies (2): Nassau and Oldenburg by Otto Von Pivka

By Otto Von Pivka

On October 14th, 1808, Napoleon persuaded Herzog Peter Friedrich Ludwig of Oldenburg to affix the Confederation of the Rhine via the Treaty of Erfurt - the army contingent to be maintained via the duchy used to be set at an infantry battalion of 800 males in six businesses. equally, Friedrich August, Herzog of Nassau, was once charged, below the phrases of the treaty with coordinating and organizing the army efforts of all of the tiny states of its neighbours. during this welcome boost to Osprey's Men-at-Arms sequence, Otto Von Pivka information the crusade historical past and uniforms of Napoleon's Nassau and Oldenburg allied troops.

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Camouflaged Uniforms of the Wehrmacht by J. and Lassus, D. Borsarello

By J. and Lassus, D. Borsarello

The 1st camouflage development used to be designed in Germany in 1929 for the commonplace quartershelter poncho (zeltbahn). The layout consisted of splinter styles, the bigger ones in brown and the smaller ones in eco-friendly. The history used to be gray with little eco-friendly streaks representing rain. This trend was once very largely dispensed through the Wehrmacht and used for triangular quartershelters (also buttoned up as ponchos), forage caps, box blouses in drill fabric, heavy padded parka, trousers, gloves, hoods, helmet covers and tents.

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Italian Medieval Armies 1300-1500 (Men-at-Arms, Volume 136) by David Nicolle

By David Nicolle

Mercenaries have been a standard characteristic all through so much of Europe within the 14th and fifteenth centuries, and were identified some distance previous. yet nowhere did this kind of refined method of hiring, fee and enterprise of mercenaries enhance because it did in Italy. The condottiere - whose identify got here from the condotta or agreement among himself and his enterprise - was once the end result. even if commander or humble trooper, the condottiere used to be a whole expert. His ability hasn't ever been doubted, yet his loyalty and commitment to a selected reason usually has. David Nicolle offers a desirable exploration of the condottiere; his roles, fingers and equipment.

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Armies of Ivan the Terrible: Russian Troops 1505-1700 by David Nicolle

By David Nicolle

It's normally assumed that the army reforms which propelled Russia into the fashionable global have been due completely to the genius of Peter the good. in reality, his reforms have been equipped upon adjustments that had taken position in the course of the prior two hundred years, because the construction in 1550 of Russia’s first full-time army strength â€'' the streltsi â€'' via Ivan IV the bad. This account strains Russia’s armies from that starting, in the course of the production of paid normal regiments from1630, as much as the reign of Peter the good. it really is illustrated with infrequent early drawings, pictures of surviving artifacts, and stunning color reconstructions of unique army costumes.

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The Alamo and the War of Texan Independence 1835-36 by Philip J. Haythornthwaite

By Philip J. Haythornthwaite

In 1823 Texas was once opened to American cost; over the subsequent 12 years millions took good thing about the chance. in this time the corrupt Santa Anna rose to energy. a bent and ruthless baby-kisser, thief, compulsive gambler, opium addict and liar, he nevetheless won a degree of well known help and set approximately destroying federalism. clash with the yankee settlers ('Texians') turned inevitable, a clash which integrated the mythical conflict of the Alamo. Philip Haythornwaite covers the tale of the battle of Texan Independence (1835-1936) in a quantity sponsored by way of a wealth of illustrations and pictures, together with 8 complete web page color plates via Paul Hannon

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The British Army 1965-80 (Men-at-Arms, Volume 71) by Digby George Smith

By Digby George Smith

The uniform of the British military underwent many alterations among 1965 and 1980. This ebook catalogues those adjustments and descriptions intimately the various regimental differences which exist all through this previous and prestigious military. one of the formations tested are the loved ones department, the Royal Armoured Corps, the Scottish department, the Queen's department, the King's department, the Prince of Wales's department, the sunshine department and the Brigade of Gurkhas. The textual content is subsidized through a variety of pictures and 8 color plates vividly depicting the nuances of the army's wrestle and repair dress.

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